Hi! My name is Marissa Cruz, and I’m from Melbourne, Fl. This is my senior year as a biology major and minor in experimental leadership, so it will be super exciting. A fun fact about myself is that I’m a black belt in karate. Also, I am part of several organizations and clubs here on campus, including being part of the Dual Admission Optometry program, student of the Honors College, Vice President of Little Leaders, Academic Chair of pre- optometry club, and member of LASA. The reason I became a SI leader was simply because I wanted to help people succeed in what would be considered tough classes, so they can continue to pursue their dreams.